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CHI Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Community Health Centers

We are about to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the National Association of Community Health Centers. In the 1960’s, this community health center model was brought to the United States from South Africa. This one-stop model allows patients the convenience of taking care of several medical appointments in one day at one location.

Soon, federal funding led the way to creating community health centers in rural and urban areas throughout the country. This eventually led to the birth of Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI).

Along with health care, CHI – as part of more than 1,300 community health centers with 9,000 sites nationwide – provides free transportation to and from medical appointments. Additionally, medication delivery right to a patient’s home is provided at no charge.

Since the advent of its inception, CHI has constantly evolved with new services and has grown to 11 locations. The Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) has allowed us to expand and care for more and more patients each year.

We hope you will celebrate this anniversary with us as we continue our mission of providing access to affordable, quality health care and preventive services to the insured and uninsured of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.


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Brodes H. Hartley Jr.
CHI President/CEO